Encouraging research towards understanding and treating the effect of heat on MS symptoms.
It seems that the media generally has become somewhat fixated on the heatwave being experienced in various countries worldwide. As a native Brit, I am well used to everyday conversations including the topic of the weather. It’s a staple of chat, an icebreaker. And, in the UK I left behind, people will be complaining about … Continue reading Heatwave and MS, is 34C (93F) too much to handle?
As summer continues with temperatures in the 30°s C (high 80°s), the hottest days now seem to be behind us here in the south of Spain. The temperatures peaked at over 100°, so the high 80°s is quite pleasant. What’s more, the good news is that the hot weather has not caused me any heat … Continue reading Sensitivity to heat not affected by summer sunshine
Having left a mainly editing and managing role in April, I now have more time to devote to writing. And, to be honest, that is where I am happiest. Now I am writing for Medical News Today as well as paying much more attention to this blog. This had suffered through lack of time during … Continue reading Too much sunshine not good for young children or people with heat sensitivity
Many people voiced their concerns to me about anyone with MS moving to live in a sunny climate. That worry is understandable. With a disease that includes heat sensitivity, where even a hot shower can make you worse, how can any MS patient move to live in an area where daily temperatures average 22 degrees Celsius … Continue reading Taming Heat Sensitivity at 100 Degrees
Many people were amazed when they heard that Lisa and I were packing our bags and leaving the UK and moving to Spain where we arrived last November. It wasn’t just the move that took them by surprise, it was the fact that we were moving to sunny southern Spain. To Andalucía to be exact. … Continue reading Heat sensitivity can affect us all differently